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Original Article Analysis of Service Occupation Types and Training Programs of Services for the Aged in Busan
Jung Soon Kim, In Sook Jung, Myoung Soo Kim, Yun Hee Kim

Published online: June 30, 2009
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1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Ulsan College, Korea.
3Health Promotion Division, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea.

The purpose of this study was to analyze service occupation types and to develop training programs for the aged.
This study used descriptive study design. The research process consisted of three stages: first, identified the demand of service manpower for the aged; second, investigated present jobs and education programs in Korea and Japan; and last, developed service jobs and education programs for the aged.
Potential users considered "health management" to be the most important area. They thought "providing job" as second most important. According to the result of analyzing Korean policies, there were 9 service occupations in 5 domains. So, we derived 10 occupations such as 'daily living manager', 'care manager', 'care worker', 'health manager', 'education specialist', 'leisure manager', 'good manager', 'housing manager', 'financial specialist' and 'retirement consultant' in 5 domains as healthcare, leisure, goods, housing and finance. Finally, we developed their tailored training programs.
According to this study, there should be various occupations qualified by the government, and training programs should be settled. And healthcare providers must included in developing standardized training programs.

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